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Ryerson University Study

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As you may be aware, CDAO has joined with a number of provincial and national industry associations to engage Ryerson University for research into the relationship between a project owner’s upfront investment in pre-project activity and the resultant quality of design documents, along with key project performance indicators over the whole project lifecycle. The results are expected to provide an objective framework for a change in the project delivery policies in public infrastructure. From a neutral, third party perspective, the study also provides an opportunity for the design and construction sector to improve communication, awareness and build further trust among all project stakeholders.

A more detailed research project overview from Ryerson University is attached.

One of the research activities is a nation-wide online survey to collect data and opinions on the current level of upfront investments and their impacts on the quality of design documents and project delivery efficiency. A unique feature of the online questionnaire is the focus on objective project data. Unlike many similar studies before that sought general opinions, this questionnaire asks participants to provide their feedback based on their experience on the most recently completed project in which they participated.

In order to capture a holistic picture, professionals representing project owners, architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors are invited to participate in this online survey, which should take between 15 and 20 minutes to complete. The survey has launched and will be open until June 30, 2020.

The survey can be found here. 


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